Miriam Metzger teaches at UC Santa Barbara in the Communication Department.
Professor Metzger’s research interests lie at the intersection of media, information technology, and trust, centering on how information technology alters our understandings of credibility, privacy, and the processes of media effects. Her work examines questions about how information technology challenges traditional notions of trust, with a specific focus on the credibility of information online and on how users of digital media negotiate privacy and disclosure decisions. She has also published work examining the impact of mass media on public opinion, and on the theoretical and regulatory changes brought about by emerging information and communication technologies.
Dr. Metzger’s research has been published in such journals as Human Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, Communication Yearbook, New Media & Society, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Media Psychology, Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication Research Reports, Journal of Health Communication, and Information, Communication & Society.